Autumn and Winter 2017



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Earth Science Week
Our Restless Earth activity trail

Saturday 7th October – end of October 2017
Free, available at the front desk of the Museum

To celebrate Earth Science Week, we have a new activity trail exploring our ever-changing planet. Find our new Earthquake monitor and see recent seismic activity around the world. Learn about plate tectonics and read about Volcanoes and Earthquakes in our restless earth displays.

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True to Nature: Seeing, Knowing and Drawing Fossils
Saturday 21st October 2017 11.00am – 12.30pm
CRASSH meeting room, West Road
Suitable for young teenagers upwards

Free, booking essential through Festival of Ideas

What is a good 'scientific' image? Do we need to know what an object is, before we can draw it? or do we need to know how to draw, before we can see an object properly? Join our drawing experiment to find out!

No prior experience of drawing or knowledge of earth sciences is required.

Please note this is not at the museum

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Walk like a Dinosaur
Tuesday 24th October 10.00-13.00
Free, family drop in event

Did dinosaurs paint their toe nails? Palaeontologists (people who study dinosaurs) don’t know for sure what colour dinosaurs were. Come and do your own research in the museum and then make and decorate a pair of dinosaur feet to wear home.

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Ammonite suncatchers with India Unboxed
Wednesday 25th October 18.30-21.00
Free, family event, booking essentail through Cambridge Live

Come and make your own Ammonite Suncatcher as we join forces with the Botanic Gardens to celebrate Diwali.

Spectacular light installations and Indian beats - come and celebrate Diwali with the University of Cambridge Museums at the Botanic Garden. Banish the autumn blues as we bring you India's festival of light with a twist.

The Festival of Light event at the Botanic Garden is now fully booked. 


Spider craft
Saturday 2nd December 10.00-13.00
Free, family drop in

Come and learn more about our infamous ‘giant spider’ and the mystery surrounding it.  Make and decorate your own 8-legged friend to take away with you.  

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CamLates: Festive tracks and fizz
Wednesday 6th December, 19.00-21.00
Adult 18+
£8/ticket booking in advance through Cambridge Live

There’s life in those old bones. Cosy up with the dinosaurs this winter as the Sedgwick Museum does Christmas with a twist. With live music and spectacular lighting, it’s the perfect way to kick off your festive season.

For one night only, performers from We Are Sound bring their eclectic take on winter revelry to the Museum after-hours. Cambridge’s maverick sound collective specialise in “reworking brilliant tracks by brilliant bands”. Explore the specially-lit galleries and expect the unexpected, with tracks ranging from contemporary folk to electro-swing.

Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of prosecco upon arrival.

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 



The UCM India Unboxed series continues with the puzzling story of the fiery meteorites which were cold to the touch when they fell to earth in northwest India 157 years ago.

This was the question we were asked by Kanta Kiyomoto a year 8 student at Cambridge International School. Kanta is studying various forms and sources of radiation for his Silver CREST award and wondered if we could help out with some radioactive gems.